Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1982-04-06
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- Grateful Dead
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This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 4"
Cold Rain & Snow-> Promised Land, Candyman-> CC Rider, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Looks Like Rain, Jack A Roe, It's All Over Now, Might As Well
Shakedown Street-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Truckin'-> The Other One-> Morning Dew-> Sugar Magnolia, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
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Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Cold Rain And Snow ->|
|C C Rider|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Mama Tried ->|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Looks Like Rain|
|It's All Over Now|
|Might As Well|
|Shakedown Street ->|
|Lost Sailor ->|
|Saint Of Circumstance ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Morning Dew ->|
|It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Each set from different sourced masters
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- 2010-01-02 04:19:30
- Dat -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC/16
- Philadelphia, PA
- This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 4"
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Spectrum
Subject: download now!
Subject: That east coast vibe
Perhaps the best show of spring '82, this was well-traded BITD. Lots of us had this as our only '82 SBD. A Head I knew told me, "they play differently in Philly". I thought, "Really? Why on earth would they do that?" He told me to check out this tape, which set me off collecting some '82. The official release gave us a stereo 1st set. Until then the Wise AUD 1st set was better.
First Set. You can directly hear the band tighten and warm on the Cold Rain & Snow opener. The official cuts off the first few opening notes, but something much weirder happens. Right before the solo, after "where the chilly winds don't blow" (~ 2min off./2: 09 SBD), it edits-in a descending riff played earlier in the song. In this pause Jer isn't playing because he's moving his hand down, to switch his on-board effects. This dub also cuts off the first three notes of the solo. Only the gods [and Jeff Norman] know why they invented Jer notes here, decades later. The official also has a dropout @3:56 in Promised Land. At Candyman the show blows wide. This is what you want, right here. Bobby's Slide Practice™ aside, See, See Rider Blues continues the X factor. By Brown Eyed Women they are re-transmitting with the Heads and audibly firing each other up. Mama Tried is just amazing and Jer is fully inspired behind Bobby on Mexicali (one of the best of the early '80s). BTW, in case some don't know, Bobby's "It's Polka Time" doesn't mean the song is actually in ¾ time. He's calling out a TV show from his youth. Big Railroad is uptempo, and they are so connected that Bobby knows Jer is going to miss the 4th verse, audibly cuing him. A little tension makes Jack-A-Roe an exciting version, and It's All Over Now boots all brands of butt. On Might As Well, when Jer runs out of track he loses the train.
Second Set. After a supernal Shakedown, some tech difficulties don't seem to hinder Jer in an uptempo Sailor: free don't come for free. Well, actually, Bob... The next several are yr average '82, but Drums is more dynamic on the SBD than the official (which has worse clipping/distortion here), and has a couple more percussion instruments present. The official also has a 21sec cut @6:51. Aside from the sex change lyric, Truckin' is basic but solid, and the last minute's great. The seg into The Other One is kewl. It's a rather condensed sample, 2nd verse only. Then they pause - in unison - to launch a super Morning Dew. Shite sent me left at the lights. I particularly like how Jer calmly thinks out his expressions @9:45>10:30. The rest is riding out the buzz.
1st Set: A
2nd Set: B-
Overall = 4½ stars
Candyman - what you want
Brown Eyed Women - firing each other audibly
Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues - amazing
Big Railroad Blues - uptempo, connected
Jack-A-Roe - avec un peu tension
It's All Over Now - full checklist
Shakedown Street - supernal
Morning Dew - envisioned expressions
SOURCES: The .miller_105237 is the SBD upgrade; still with a mono 1st set, like our old tapes. The wiley_16785 has had a distorted generation. The nak700_wise_miller_clugston is the classic Jim Wise AUD. Road Trips v4 n4 has almost the whole show (editing Drums, CR&S and tunings). It's not as clear as the Miller SBD, but like that source it works with some EQ (probably boosting highs from 6k>16k, esp above 12k, and dropping mids around 600hz) and a re-balance.
Subject: Awesome Other One into The Dew
This show is Grade A early '80s Dead.
Subject: Hand me my old guitar..
I had a soft spot for the Spectrum.
Growing up an Islander fan it was the place where Kate Smith sang God Bless America on T.V.
A surreal moment and one that ran thru my mind whenever having the privilege to see the boys in South Philly.
Previous reviewer said this was a 'blues period' for the band is right on. If you listen to CC rider (not a song I usually highlight) but check out Brent and Jerry just killing it.
Funny thing about this band just hearing a tune well played from them that i never paid much attention to before.
Met a sister at an upstate N.Y. show, just beautiful as can be, had a crazy boyfriend but i was hooked, gave them both a ride back to N.Y.C. She took me aside said,"can you help me pleaze" We left the guy at the N.Y.C Subway system and I took the young lady home.
She left me too eventually but oh young love is so blind.
Anyway, what a trip the whole Dead scene was. I can remember coming back from tour and folks in my Neighborhood just hard staring at me.
"Mama tried to raise me better
but her pleadings i denied
that leaves no one but me to blame
because Mama tried"
This guy was convicted for raping & murdering an 11 year old girl a few years ago in Sarasota Florida.
He was rightly sentenced to death as he was caught on a security camera dragging the girl off kicking and screaming into the field where her body was eventually found.
This guy just got an appeal that overturned his death sentence on the ground that Florida relies too much on judges and not on jury's but anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that jury's are almost always tougher on child predators. Anyway F-head got his death sentence thrown out. But only The ALMIGHTY will bring justice.
Sorry Brothers & Sisters I had to share that with someone. I was a teacher at that school and it was a devastating attack on children, parents and teachers.
"Bobby, play something soulful" Looks Like Rain
This is a good show, It has that settle in and settle down, there is no better place to be..
Jack a Roe really kicks butt!
Gonna listen to the rest of this as I check out my TB Lightning.. Go BOLTS!
Subject: Rockin' while waiting
If you like the GD, and especially their more bluesy period from 82-84, this is a GREAT show. Jerome is on it, and Bobby and Brent seem to compete for attention, while Phil is high in the mix (as it should be). Drums are solid, and all is as it should be. IT WAS GOOD.
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: cold snow/ sbd immediately in circulation a few weeks later
Great show for the period & luckily one of the better/best SBD's of the 1st half of the year.. decent/good bass, keyboards/vocals arent too 'hot.' overall GOOD mix etc. the soundboards from the Greeks in May and the latter half of the year are typically good, good mixes and good fat bass, better bass response etc
it was almost immediately in wide circulation.
good, real mescaline too
Subject: Not there anymore
Subject: My favorite show!
Subject: Unsneeze the snooze clock button, please
but alas... Jerry saves and Might As Well! Magic switch from terra firma to the underworld and vice=versa so sometimes I tag it onto the second set to get going.... no hearty Might As Well ever failed to turn it around or get me up and moving at 7 am even if dead...
Another fabulous Spectrum second set. listen lots
Subject: Good source for my 1st GD concert
Subject: my first Dead show
Subject: fat sound
Not an expert on spring 82 but going through it
Subject: space>truckin>the other one